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Old 05-25-2005, 01:43 PM
xgemmax
 
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i am 18 years of age and have recently started thinking about removing my birthmark. its on my lower back so can be hidden, but it make me very self concious. i am trying to identify the birthmark to look at treatment available. its very dark about an inch across and a few cents high! any ideas?
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:07 PM
hankbartenbach hankbartenbach is offline
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Hi xgemmax,

My name is Hank 23 years old with facial PWS/SWS.

From what you discribed to me it sounds like PWS (Port Wine Stain).

Laser treatment is diffently a option you need to look into. At the front page of this site under resources you can find a doctor in your area. If you can not find a doctor in that section let us know what state you live in and the people on this group might know of a doctor in you area.

Talk to you soon.

Hank
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:27 AM
sparkles_in_june sparkles_in_june is offline
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I am in the same situation as you... I have Hem. on my back side aka my butt lol and i am only 15 but i still hate knowing its there. it has left me with scars. I would give ANYTHING! for it to be gone. message me and maybe we can figure out how to get thru our self conciousness together.

i'd love to hear from you,
Eve
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